The Manchief plant is a 300MW simple cycle generating facility located near Brush, Colorado. Manchief commenced commercial operation in 2000. Atlantic Power indirectly owns 100% of the Project as a result of its acquisition of Capital Power Income LP in November 2011.
The entire output of Manchief is sold under a long-term contract with Public Service Colorado (PSCo) expiring in April 2022. Manchief provides electricity to PSCo during peak load periods, typically during morning and evening. Operations and maintenance services for Manchief are provided under contract with Colorado Energy Management, LLC. The facility is managed by Atlantic Power.
In May 2019, Atlantic Power announced that it had reached an agreement to sell Manchief to PSCo in May 2022, following the expiration of the PPA, for $45.2 million. The agreement is subject to regulatory and other customary approvals.